Driven by a fierce optimism and a hope that this world can indeed be a better place, Rose creates music and tours with projects focused on making a positive impact. San Francisco's Lia Rose writes songs that are poetic, intensely honest, and at times unmistakably autobiographical. Her voice has been called “captivating and beautiful” by Tape Op Magazine.
In 2015 Lia Rose relaunched Built for the Sea, signing with Tom Morello's new label: Firebrand Records whose tag line is "We know that music alone does not change the world, but we recognize that it is an integral part of the movements that do." Built for the Sea released a new EP in 2015 on Firebrand Records and they have been playing shows again for the first time since 2009. Their next EP will be released in June of 2017.
Her newest collaboration is called The Brushfoot Migration; they are set to have their first release this year.
Learn more from her latest interview here.
Lia Rose blends her fiercely honest songwriting & hypnotic vocals with the ambient electronic sounds of Daniel McKenzie. And they've recruited long-time friend, collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Jake Krohn (The Action Design / The Rum Diary) for live shows & have the occasional guest collaborator.
When Lia & Daniel first met in 2006, she dragged him to a post-apocalyptic party in a bayside warehouse. People kept warm alongside a stack of burning palettes. Lia sang and played a weathered piano by candlelight while Daniel lightly tapped his foot. They had to run to escape the cops. Now, nearly a decade later, the two have re-launched a project they've both loved & missed: Built for the Sea … with a renovation of sorts. The band finds a home at Firebrand Records: "We know that music alone does not change the world, but we recognize that it is an integral part of the movements that do." More info about Firebrand Records here.
2017 brings a darker and more prescient offering from Built for the Sea. With music inspired by a political landscape they describe as ‘Twighlight Zone meets The Shining’, June 2017 will bring the Bay Area duo's second E.P., All Too Human, a soundscape for our fear, hope, and resistance.
Music. Lia + Oscar + Julian